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Feds Probe Virginia Developer

Apr 26, 2017

Critics say the federal government has spent too little to maintain public housing over the years.  Now many of those apartments and town homes are in bad shape, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development is experimenting with a controversial new approach to improvements.  Sandy Hausman has details.

Opera Roanoke's Premier of Appalachian set "Susannah"

Apr 26, 2017
Dongsoo Choi

The only major American opera set in Appalachia will be performed this weekend at Opera Roanoke.  It’s called, “Susannah” and it evokes the beauty of the region in all its summer-time glory. Even though it was written in the 1950s, the story of its strong female lead facing down the establishment, resonates with the political power struggles of today.   

New Fund Looks to Help Stem Tide of Opioid Crisis

Apr 26, 2017
Brandon Giesbrecht / Flickr

For the record number of people addicted to opiates in Virginia, help is on the way.

Richmond Sets Ambitious Environmental Goals

Apr 26, 2017
Steve Helber / AP

 

 

Virginia’s capital city is looking to become energy efficient. Richmond’s mayor is pushing a new proposal to drastically cut carbon emissions. But, as Mallory Noe-Payne reports, details on how that will be accomplished are limited.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

 

Congress is back in session today following a two-week break. It was right before they left that lawmakers failed to pass a repeal-and-replace bill on healthcare. Three Virginia Republicans are members of the far-right leaning House Freedom Caucus, who opposed that bill. Now that President Trump looks likely to bring healthcare back up, Matt Laslo caught up with Virginia’s Republicans to ask them what kind of legislation they could support.

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